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September 30, 2003

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Olive, the Pet of the Day
Name: Olive
Age: One and a half years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Boer Goat
Home: Sherman, Texas, USA
   This is Olive. She is a Boer Goat. I got Olive when she was two days old. I bottle fed her and she became my best friend. I expect great offspring from her. We will always be friends. I don't know what I would do without her. She lives with her six pen mates. Their names are Baa, Killer, Larry, Charlie, Poppy, and Pumpkin. She won first place one time at a show. All the judges who have judged her say she has a great profile and a beautiful coat. She is like a sister to me, and she will have a baby next spring. (Her pregnancy will begin in November and last for five months.)

    Olive follows me around and she is very intelligent. She loves to stand on her hind legs and dance. She can be affectionate and independent. She goes off and investigates everything by herself. Olive can open gates, open the feed bin, find her way out of our pen through a tiny hole, and climb trees to get leaves. She listens to us talk. She knows what a camera is. Most goats come and try to eat it or run from its flash when she stands at a good distance. She is the only goat that will hold still to get her picture taken. It's very rare to get photos of the others, but Olive, as you can see, poses nicely!

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